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Equilibrium Bid-Ask Spread of European Derivatives in Dry Markets

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  • Matos, Joao Amaro de
  • Lacerda, Ana

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In the framework of incomplete markets, due to the non-existence of trade at some points in time, and using a partial equilibrium analysis, we show how the bid-ask spread of an European derivative is generated. We also ¯nd conditons for the existence of the spread. These conditions concern the market structure of the maret-makers, which can be a oligolopoly with price competition or a monopoly, as well as the riskaversion of the demand and supply of the market.

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  • Matos, Joao Amaro de & Lacerda, Ana, 2006. "Equilibrium Bid-Ask Spread of European Derivatives in Dry Markets," FEUNL Working Paper Series wp480, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Economia.
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